Leaky Delta Shower..........still


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Old 03-17-08, 06:12 PM
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Unhappy Leaky Delta Shower..........still

Hi,

My first post here, I do my best to explain.

I have a Delta 600 series single bulb shower faucet that won't shut off.

When I turn the bulb off and rotate it from side to side while still in the off position, there are spots where the leak is greater and spots where it almost stops. This was the problem before I replaced the seats and springs.

After replacement, it would shut off fine....for a week or two.
Now, it is back to it's old tricks. There is a spot on the cold half where is ALMOST shuts off, but the of the side to side range it drips much more frequently. In the best spot, it drips every 5-10 seconds.

Any recommendations or tips?

Thanks a lot for your help!

Frank
 
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Old 03-17-08, 06:51 PM
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Frank: Welcome to the forums! When you rebuild the Delta, you need to not only change the seats and springs, but the ball and collar seal as well. You may have a damaged ball or seal. Try changing all the stuff out and seeing what happens.
 
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Old 03-18-08, 04:11 AM
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And lubricate everything with plumbers grease. Also, there is an adjustment that may help. The placstic insert under the top chrome nut has 4 notches in it. Delta makes a tool(spanner type wrench) that fits the notches for adjusting, to adjust the pressure of the ball against the washer cones.
 
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Old 03-18-08, 08:08 AM
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Thanks for the tips, guys!

I did tighten that notched ring pretty tightly, should it be very tight?

I'll get another repair kit and get a ball this time as well.
Is the collar seal included in the kit? I can't remember what it all contained.....

I'll keep you posted on my progress.

Frank
 
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Old 03-20-08, 08:23 AM
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Exclamation

I went out and bought another repair kit and ball.

I bought the RP212 ball and it didn't match my existing exactly.

The RP 212 has holes that kind of look like this on both sides.
o O o

My existing looks like this on one side
o o

and this on the other side

o O o

Because of this difference, I don't get enough hot water to make the water hot. It turns off great, but the temp is not right.

When I first put my faucet back together the first time I attempted to fix it I put my existing ball on upside down and it did the same thing, it wouldn't put out hot water.
I changed it around so the "o o" and "o O o" were the other sides and it worked fine....except it leaked ever so slightly.

Any ideas?
 
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Old 03-20-08, 10:27 AM
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I used delta chat and they said I need the reverse ball which is part RP16423.

Hopefully that works
 
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Old 03-20-08, 12:31 PM
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I really like that on-line chat on the Delta site. They helped me get the right cartridge parts for a discontinued Delta Monitor series single handle faucet. It was a little expensive for the kit, but now I know the current cartridge and would only needto replace that in the future.

Tom
 
 

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